How to stay safe at the fair

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DES MOINES – Be prepared for any kind of severe weather at the fair using one thing.

The fairgrounds open on Thursday. While severe weather isn’t currently forecasted, you can still prepare for it if something breaks out at the fair. All that is needed is a phone.

“We have a text alert program if you file your phone number your mobile number with our text alert which is on our website you would be notified by text,” said Iowa State Fair CEO Gary Slater.

If bad weather does occur, you’ll also hear an alert over the speakers at the fair. You’ll need to go inside the closest building and take shelter there.

To sign up for text alerts head to their website here.

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